Lab Director

Eric Diller

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • PhD Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
  • BS & MS, Case Western Reserve University, U.S.A.
  • Dr. Diller has led the Microrobotics Lab since 2014. His work is on micro-scale robotics and bio-inspired novel locomotion systems, and features fabrication and control relating to remote actuation of micro-scale devices using magnetic fields, micro-scale robotic manipulation, smart materials.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Peyman Shokrollahi

  • Ph.D. in biomedical eng. from the Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Canada in 2017
  • MASc in Electrical and Computer Eng. from Ryerson Univ., Toronto, Canada in 2009
  • BS in Electrical and Electronics Eng. from Shiraz Univ., Shiraz, Iran in 2001
  • From 2007 to 2009, he collaborated with Sunnybrook Hospital on sleep data analysis, investigating the effect of medications on sleep and developing software for the detection of eye movements recorded from patients during sleep. From 2012 to 2017, he collaborated with The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto developing surgical robots for pediatric bone biopsies. His research focused on developing MRI-compatible sensors and actuators.

Graduate Student Researchers

Jiachen Zhang

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SajadSajad Salmanipour

  • PhD student (starting from Sept. 2015)

Cameron Forbrigger

  • PhD student (starting from Jan. 2018), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Univ. of Toronto
    • Master of Applied Science, Dalhousie Univ. (2015-17), studied mechatronics and robotics with applications in abrasive manufacturing
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie Univ. (2011-15)

Tianqi Xu

Omid Youssefi

Undergraduate Students

Seifeldin Hassan

  • Undergraduate student at UofT
  • Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Jessica Campos

  • International Undergraduate Student under Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program (starting from May 2017)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tec de Monterrey, Mexico

patrickPatrick Ryan

Zhe Li


Daniel Franca

Vishal Gupta

  • International undergraduate student from India (starting from May 2016) under Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Program
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India

Ahmed Ujjainwala

Piyush Jain

  • Mitacs Globalink, Research Intern
  • Senior undergraduate in dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

 Joe Ajoy

  • Grade 11, Co-op Student
  • Michael Power St. Joseph

Xian Wang

  • Exchange Undergraduate Student
  • BS, Tianjin University, China
  • Currently works as an graduate student in AMNL Lab, dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto.

Hweedo Chang